Clarke Midcentury Modern, Art Deco, and Antique Auction

Midcentury Modern Design and Art Deco are highlighted by a Parzinger and Paul McCobb collection from a Rye estate including a pair of gorgeous Tommi Parzinger torchieres, a large Parzinger dining cart, and a George Nelson for Herman Miller Wall Unit. Manhattan estates provided pieces by Dunbar, Robsjohn Gibbings, Gerard Gallet, and Paul McCobb as well as signed Danish pieces. Another standout is a classic Edgar Brandt Wrought Iron Chandelier with Daum Nancy Shades.

Decorative Arts are led by two large c.1920 R Lalique Bowls, Meissen, an unusual Tiffany Studios bronze box, porcelain plaques, Limoges, a collection of Daum, a large Herend dining service of over 200 pieces; a large Royal Copenhagen Aluminia Faience service; Royal Worcester; a collection of Wedgwood jasperware and basalt; and unusual English and American Art Pottery.

Antique and Traditional Furniture Highlights start with a collection of exceptional and older Louis XV and XVI-style marquetry, ormolu, and marble-topped commodes, cabinets, vitrines, and chiffonieres; a Louis XV-style giltwood settee with a pair of matching chairs; 19th Century Cellarettes, Chests, and Secretary Desks; a Baker Chippendale-style Highboy, Pairs of Lingerie Chests, Leather Sofas. and Club Chairs among two hundred lots of fine furniture.

Fine art features a selection of modern and midcentury art from Man Ray, Willy Mucha, Alexandre Delay, Alfonso Ossorio, Jean-Robert Ipousteguy, Rudolf Marschall, Page Cary, JWS Cox, William Charles Palmer, Gianfranco Baruchello, Sybil Walker, and Franz Bueb, a friend and portraitist of Jacqueline Onassis. Older works include a William Edward Norton marine oil, decorative bronzes, and signed French miniatures.

Silver highlights include a magnificent Sheffield Sterling centerpiece, a 330 troy ounce Sterling, a large .800 Silver Judaic plaque, and flatware from Alvin and Gorham as well as pieces still arriving or being catalogued at press time

Carpets include a Deco Chinese Carpet in good condition, Persian Carpets in smaller sizes, and room-sized rugs.

Estates have continued to pour in from across the Greater New York area from collections built with a discerning eye,” said Ronan Clarke. “Based on their depth, we’ve already packed this sale with great quality..”

Clarke will be auctioning these estates Monday June 7th at 6:00 pm. Full onsite previews are available Saturday and Sunday, June 5-6, 12:00 Noon to 6:00 pm. For more details, see its website at or call 914-833-8336.